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Modern Database Management

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  226 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Hoffer focuses on the latest principles, concepts and technologies and what leading practitioners say is most important for database developers.

Database analysis, database design, SQL, client/server database environment, data warehousing, data quality and integration, and object-oriented data modeling.

Intended for professional development programs in introductory database
Hardcover, 8th Edition, 656 pages
Published March 10th 2006 by Prentice Hall (first published January 1st 1994)
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Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This is defiantly not a book for someone who is just being introduced into the database management world. Unless of course there is an instructor who will review and break down the book in a classroom setting. While the book discussed simple and relevant terms, when describing real world application, it got a little confusing. The figures and diagrams were not really helpful unless you knew what you were already looking at. Which case that is why I recommend this book, not to the novice student ...more
Had to read this for my minor. With not too much database management experience, this book was a little rough. If you have database management and design experience, I think this book would be nice to read, but man, it was a bit intense.
Anna Janelle
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: MSLS Students
My rating of the book most likely has more to do with the class and not the writing of the text - be that fair or not, it has influenced my rating of the text. I just finished the class (which was very introductory - and, as such, unfulfilling). The course was just a bit too easy - which did not match the detail of the text. Because the tests were so easy (see also: taken directly from the text, almost word-for-word), I ended up skimming the last few chapters ... simply because I could and still ...more
Jan 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to use this book for my Database Management for Library Professional's class. It was helpful and I learned from it, but it turns out not to be a huge area of interest for me. I didn't read it cover to cover, either. But I did read a good portion of it and I can see why my professor picked this for the class. It has a lot of useful information and gave more examples than you'd ever need.
Nawar Youssef
It is a good book, but I felt like it is a little bit not easy to read, I think there is two reasons for that: one of them, because English is not my native language, and second reason because of the size of the page is large and contains many words connected to each other. I think it deserves 3 to 31/2 stars.
Oct 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
best book u can find 2 start this course(data base management) with.....
Huy Ngo
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
good book,it's useful for me
Cameron Stewart
Jul 20, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ikm
Chapter 10 and 11 are key as they are on the internet environment and Datawarehousing. Lots of good exercises can can back to if time.
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall a good book for database management with good working examples, and UML references.
Nov 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read as much as was required by my course. Learned some useful things about databases.
Oct 01, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Or I will be currently reading once it decides to show up. Hopefully by Monday...
Sep 23, 2007 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: best for database
this is a best book for disigning database
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